Deputy Director Head of the National Cyber Crime Unit

National Crime Agency

Closing date: 27 Jun 2018

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Circa £90,000 p.a.


SCS Pay Band 1

Contract type


Business area


Type of role

Senior leadership

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share



Number of posts




About the job

Job description

Candidates are encouraged to view the Candidate Information Pack before making their application.

Will you join our leadership team to help make the National Crime Agency (NCA) the pinnacle of law enforcement activity? We are undergoing a programme of transformation, and we are looking for a strong, corporate and agile leader for our Cyber Crime unit, who will provide national and international leadership in the fight against cyber-dependent threats. You will be leading and coordinating the UK’s tactical PURSUE response to cyber-crime, including Gold Command of major incidents and day-to-day management of law enforcement’s portfolio of cyber investigations. You would oversee the development of the UK’s intelligence picture of cybercrime threats with Intelligence Partners and industry, feeding Law Enforcement with proactive investigation opportunities, and delivering a full-range of disruption outcomes against the most elite cyber criminals worldwide.

The threat from serious and organised crime is a national security priority. It is also fast-evolving; the more we uncover, the bigger and more complex it appears. Serious and organised crime affects individuals, communities, our economy and society, and undermines the Government’s domestic and overseas policies. The social and economic costs to the UK are estimated to be at least £33 billion per year. We have national and international reach and the mandate and powers to work in partnership with others to bring the full weight of the law to bear in cutting serious and organised crime.

We need someone who absolutely has outstanding inclusive leadership skills inside a complex operational environment, with a demonstrable commitment to developing and nurturing high-performing, diverse and talent workforce; this is an important foundation for the role. We need someone who can lead strategic programmes and has implemented significant performance and
cultural transformations. We need someone who can influence in a complex environment, and lead disparate teams across organisational boundaries.

If you want to make the UK a safer place, apply today.



Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is developed vetting.

Nationality statement

Candidates will be subject to UK immigration requirements as well as Civil Service nationality rules.

If you're applying for a role requiring security clearance please be aware that foreign or dual nationality is not an automatic bar. However certain posts may have restrictions which could affect those who do not have sole British nationality or who have personal connections with certain countries outside the UK.

Selection process details

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK nationals only.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.
The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants

To submit your application, please send your CV and statement of suitability to

If you have any questions about the role or would like to discuss the post further, please contact

Sift/interview dates and location

Sift meeting: 2nd July 2018
Interview dates: 18th/19th July 2018
Interview location: National Crime Agency, 1-6 Citadel Place, Tinworth Street, London, SE11 5EF.

Further information

To submit your application, please send your CV and statement of suitability to

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